Transgender to Transformed: Laura Perry’s Testimony

Oct. 9, 2021 Laura Perry Smalts

Even as a small child, growing up in a Christian home, Laura questioned why she had been born a girl. As an adult, those questions grew into an obsession to transform her very identity. Laura Perry lived as a transgender man for a decade before a radical encounter with God’s grace that led to her surrendering to Christ’s authority and eventually embracing her God-given design as a woman. Hear Laura’s powerful story in her own words.


Laura Perry: I really rejected God’s design; I didn’t like God’s design of woman. But I’ve talked to a lot of women that maybe haven’t traveled the path that I did, maybe didn’t take it to that extreme, but I think a lot of us struggle with God’s design of woman, with understanding it. I think a lot of that is because we’ve been wounded by other people. Other people have put information on us about how our design is not good. 

For whatever reason, I really want to challenge each and every one of us today, even if we don’t fully understand it, if there are things about our personality or our gender, our body, whatever it is that we have not agreed with God that it is good—there are things we don’t like about ourselves. I really want to challenge us today in my story to really …

About the Speaker

Laura Perry Smalts

Laura Perry Smalts

Laura Perry Smalts is a former transgender whose message of transformation through Jesus Christ to restore her feminine identity can relate to those who struggle, those who have transitioned, parents and loved ones, and those in the church who want to reach them. Her story is told in her autobiography, Transgender to Transformed. Above all, her goal is to glorify Christ and tell others to surrender their lives fully to Jesus and identify as who He created them to be. Laura lives with her husband, Perry, in Oklahoma City where she serves on the staff of First Stone Ministries.